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From Yerevan: Khorvirap, Noravank, & Areni Winery Day Trip

4.7 / 5

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From Yerevan: Khorvirap, Noravank, & Areni Winery Day Trip

From C$ 37.74 per person

Explore Khorivap, Noravank, and Areni on a full-day trip departing from Yerevan. See famous sights such as Mount Ararat, and Khor Virap. Visit a winery in Armenia’s millennia-old wine-making region.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 9 hours
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English, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the views from Khor Virap monastery
  • Visit Hin Areni Winery
  • Explore the Noravank Monastery
Full description
Khor Virap Monastery is located about an hour’s drive away from the capital Yerevan, and offers an amazing view of Armenia’s defining symbol – the majestic Ararat. Khor Virap translates as deep dungeon, and it was built on the place of the former royal prison, located on the historical site of Artashat. The Monastery is also one of the most sacred spots for Armenians around the world. This tour will also take you to the Areni Cave (Bird’s Cave). In 2008, archeologists discovered several of the world’s oldest artifacts, including a leather shoe and a winery here. The site, overlooking Arpa River near the town of Areni, is claimed to date back to the Early Bronze Age. It contains evidence of elaborate burial rituals and agricultural practices. Another place that can’t be missed is Noravank. It is one of the gems of medieval Armenian architecture, nestled high among the stunning brick-red cliffs at the end of the Gnishik Canyon. Afterwards, you will be given the chance to taste and even purchase Armenia’s renowned Areni wine, made from the oldest grape variety in the whole world. The wine is available in several wineries in the town of Areni itself. You will also taste the most famous dishes of traditional Armenian cuisine.
Includes
  • Guaranteed departure
  • Professional and knowledgeable guide
  • All entrance fees during the tour
  • Armenian traditional lunch at local restaurant
  • Refreshments during tours (bottle of water, local sweet)
  • New comfortable vehicles with WI-FI on board
  • Passenger insurance in the vehicle
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Visa
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

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  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The guide was very good and helpful and explained all the locations with patience. Good vehicle for the entire trip even though it was raining and roads were pretty bad. Lunch was at a very scenic location and was very good. Having a 3 yr old I had my doubts for the trip, but it turned out to be a memorable one.

December 8, 2019

Great tour, probably the best I ever had! Both the driver and the guide were such nice people. The timings and visits were perfectly planned and we had time ti enjoy every bit of the beautiful destinations, without rushing it. The lunch was so good too. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone ❤️

August 23, 2021

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